Thursday, December 13, 2012
Flu activity in DC is already high, according to Google's Flu Trends.
Flu season is coming early in parts of the United States: At this time last year, flu cases were lower in DC than they are now, according to data on Google's Flu Trends. Overall in DC, activity is considered high and heading quickly toward an "intense" ratings. It was considered moderate at this time in 2011, according to Flu Trends. Flu activity is strongest in the South and southeastern United States, according to a recent release from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The CDC also offers this information and tips about avoiding influenza this winter: See also: Flu Season off to an Early, Strong Start
Tuesday, December 7, 2010
A Centers for Disease Control Report released Dec. 1 caused speculation that District residents were still being exposed to too much lead. DC Water offers answers for worried residents.
D.C. residents who had their lead service lines (LSL) partially replaced between 1998 and 2006 were exposed to levels of lead in their water that were dangerous to pregnant women, children and others with weakened immune systems, according to a recently released Centers for Disease Control (CDC) report. The Washington Post first reported the findings, stating that some 15,000 homes might still face high exposure levels. Sarah Neiderer a water outreach specialist with DC Water said that while the CDC report raised genuine concerns about prior exposure, the agency does not believe homes are currently at great risk for lead exposure. Neiderer said the Post reported the findings "incorrectly." The agency discontinued the process of …